Turkish FM summons Swedish diplomat over "terror propaganda" in Goteborg

Turkish FM summons Swedish diplomat over "terror propaganda" in Goteborg
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Claiming that "terror propaganda" was made in an event in Goteborg, Turkish FM summoned Swedish Chargé d'affaires to express Turkey's reaction

Turkish foreign ministry summoned Swedish Chargé d'affaires in Ankara to express the Turkish administration's "strong reaction" to an incident of "terror propaganda" in Goteborg, Sweden, Turkish state news agency AA reported on Saturday.

Citing "anonymous diplomatic sources," AA said:

"Turkey's expectations regarding identification of the perpetrators of the incident, starting required legal and judicial proceedings, and taking solid steps in accordance with the assurances included in the trilateral memorandum were expressed."

A trilateral memorandum was signed on 28 June by Turkey, Sweden and Finland as part of a deal for Turkey to drop its objections to the accession of the two Nordic countries to NATO, in exchange for their assurance to prosecute and extradite Kurdish activists allegedly involved with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), not support Kurdish militia People's Defense Units (YPG) in north Syria, and end arms embargoes imposed on Turkey upon its occupation of Syrian territories in 2019.

While the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that a meeting took place between representatives of the Swedish Embassy in Ankara and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it declined to comment on details of what Turkey considers to be "terrorist propaganda," Swedish media reported.

"Sweden follows the trilateral agreement that has been concluded with Finland and Turkey and will apply it in accordance with Swedish law," said the Foreign Ministry’s press service in an email to Swedish daily DN.